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Posted on Oct 15, 2008 in Stuff We Like

Nazi V1 Attack on New York?

By Jason St. Just

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Nazi V1 Attack on New York
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  1. Regarding Nazi V1 attack on New York : In 1948 I heard a story in Norway about a submarine in the bomb-proof pens in Bergen which was equipped to launch V1 missiles, and how it was damaged by British bombing. I can find no other references to such a submarine-mounted V1 in World War II, although after the war the US experimented with this using a US submarine in 1947 (see Axis History Factbook: the V-1 Flying Bomb.) I would like any information on German plans to strike the US with missiles from submarines, also an exact reference to the San Diego Tribune story mentioned .

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